2013 VMAs: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Bring Out Jennifer Hudson For Intimate Performance

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After a breakout year, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought the house down with a stirring performance of “Same Love” that included surprise guest,¬†Jennifer Hudson. The hip-hop duo, winner of the “Best Video with a Social Message,” performed their pro-gay marriage song that turned out to be an unexpected hit of the summer.

While Lady Gaga’s “Applause” went for a bit of comedy and Miley Cyrus twerked for everyone to see, Macklemore slowed things down a bit. NBA player Jason Collins, who came out earlier this year, introduced the duo – setting the tone for the segment. And even though Barclays Center seats thousands of fans, the rapper’s performance made the venue feel like a private showcase.

The best part was Jennifer Hudson and (the song’s hook singer) Mary Lambert singing the hook at the end. The two closed out the song with a display of vocals that proved how talented both singers are.

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In case you missed it, watch their performance now. And keep your eye on Mary Lambert, who is sure to be a breakout star of her own in the next few years.

[Photo: Getty]


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